Test the Spirits - 1 John 4:1-15
None of us relish having to take a test. Yet here, the Apostle John calls on each of you to test the spirits. To pass such a test when applied to your own soul is the key to attaining to the blessedness of assurance. Too many believers muddle through with doubt, never certain of God's love for them particularly. John here provides and objective standardized test so that you might know with certainty of what spirit you are.
Jeff Harlow has served as the Pastor of Trinity Reformation Church in Salem, OR and several other congregtions.